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Name: Eadmer Vita Beati Wilfridi Episcopi - Beda Historia Ecclesiastica (excerpta)

Repository: Ballarat Art Gallery

Settlement: Ballarat

Associated Manuscript Items:
Vita Sancti Wilfridi Episcopi
Historia Ecclesiastica (excerpta)

Library ref: Ms Crouch 10

Acquisition: R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944

Binding: 19c. russia over boards, covers bear outer panel of stylized leaf pattern in gilt and inner panel with floral design in blind. Spine has gilt lettering VITA / S. / WILFRIDI / M.S.


Collation: (8)1-4 (5)5 i r., ii r.-ii v., iii v., 37r.-37v., iv r.- v v. are blank.


Condition: Edges trimmed

Deco desc: red rubrics and capitals; one initial coloured red, blue, and green (1r.)

Dimensions: 225 x 160 mm

Extent: i-vi + 37


Hand desc: English littera prae-gothica textualis



Library ref alt: Eadmer Vita Sancti Wilfridi Episcopi

List bibl: Seymour de Ricci and W. J. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, 3 vols, New York 1936- 40, Vol.II, p.l997, no.13; K. V. Sinclair, "Phillipps Manuscripts in Australia", The Book Collector, Vol.XI (1962), p.337; Exhibition, pp.11-12, no.10.

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Orig date: s. xii2

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Provenance: The earliest owner of whom there is record is Sir William Betham [Ulster King of Arms (1779-1853), eminent antiquary and genealogist]. He sold it on 6 July 1830 (lot no.437) to Thomas Thorpe from whom it passed to Sir Thomas Phillipps who numbered it 13562 (printed number on spine and Av.); the MS. was lot no.1299 in Phillipps sale, London 1896 when it was acquired by Bernard Quaritch; it appeared as lot no.463 in the George Dunn [(1865-1912) of Woolley Hall, Maidenhead, a collector of incunabula and early printed books] sale, 11 February 1913 (see Av.), then as lot no.1167 in the John Pearson [nineteenth-century bibliophile and founder of a distinguished house of London booksellers] sale on 7 December 1924 at which it was purchased by James Tregaskis and Son of London; inside the front cover is the armorial book-plate (motto UBIQUE FIDELIS) of Boies Penrose II

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 175


Signatures: some quire signatures

Support: vellum, fly leaves i-vi paper


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